A Chance for Bliss: Funding Contest

Some time ago, Socks pushed the idea of “A Chance for Bliss”, a very special pet sanctuary that focuses on special needs animals and pets, including seniors. Their pledge is to take care of the animals forever, as long as needed, short or long. This is dear to my heart, because while I’d never say I was getting on in years, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that I wouldn’t want some nice patch of grass back on a farm somewhere, to re-live the good old days (without the rain, though, thanks).

A new letter has come in, asking for votes for a contest, which, if they win, will give this place a nice financial boost.

Here’s the letter sent in by Woody:

Great to connect with you again.

We are in the running for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi and their “Refresh A Project”. In a nut shell, each month Pepsi invites organizations and individuals alike to submit project ideas. Pepsi then picks the ones they feel best represent their program ideals, and then its game on! At the end of that month the top ten vote getter’s in each category get the grant dollars ($5K, $25K, $50K, and $250K). We chose the $50K category since for us this would be a game changer in that it would cover feed and basic care for an entire year for all of the the 80 animals we now care for (population now consists of 23 horses, 20 dogs, 7 pot belly pigs, 6 goats, 5 sheep, 2 steers, 5 geese, 4 chickens, 4 rabbits, 3 cats, and our newest resident, Noble, a 7 year old cockatiel.). You may recall that criteria for residency at the sanctuary is simple; an animal is deemed a senior, has some some sort of special needs, or has been diagnosed with a life ending condition. As such, once here, each resident remains until they pass away, regardless if that is a short or long period of time.

The link for the program is below. Voting is limited to one vote, person, per day, and only goes for the month of April. We are therefore concentrating our requests for supporters to simply vote each and every day of April.


Thank you again so much for all your support. You are awesome!


#1 VeronikaNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 2:45 am

Voted! Great idea, Penny!

#2 richNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 7:16 am

I voted. :) I’d also try to help by plugging this via Twitter and my blog as well. ^^

#3 AnnRan5No Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 8:27 am

Thank you, wise Sockington, for your continued support of Bliss. They’re a wonderful organization and truly deserving of this money.

Everybody VOTE!

#4 KathyNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 8:56 am

You Rock, Sockington! Thanks so much for giving a shout out to such a worthy organization.

#5 LydiaNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 7:26 pm

Socks, my heart is full of so much love for you. Thank you for supporting this special place.

#6 Homer Le PorcNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 7:27 pm

Homer thinks Socks is so cool. Love and Homer-hugs to Socks!

#7 Homer Le PorcNo Gravatar on 04.08.10 at 7:32 pm

Homer loves Socks so much.

#8 catenaNo Gravatar on 04.09.10 at 8:27 am

I have mentioned this on Stuffonmycat.com and icanhascheezburger.com

Let’s get a win!

#9 mariodacatNo Gravatar on 04.23.10 at 5:27 am

This is a fantastic organization. I’ve been promoting the voting on Twitter. Thanks socks – you rock.

#10 LeslieNo Gravatar on 05.06.10 at 10:21 am

Chance for Bliss has a second Chance to win the $50K. All need to vote everyday through the end of May. Spread the word…

#11 Susan MellottNo Gravatar on 05.16.10 at 1:34 pm

I voted (and contributed). But I noticed that you don’t have a share button to share your posts on twitter, facebook, stumbleupon, etc. It would be great if you added one, I especially like to share things on twitter and that would make it much easier to share posts such as this.

#12 BruceNo Gravatar on 05.19.10 at 10:03 am

Chance for Bliss has a second Chance to win the $50K. All need to vote everyday through the end of May. Spread the word…

#13 pookieNo Gravatar on 06.25.10 at 8:56 am

So, it’s still up for voting, so I did. :)
Hopefully others will as well, this is a lovely operation.